She thought her body was preparing to bring a new life into the world.
Instead, Lauren Knowles’ womb was being wrecked by a massive tumor.
“The tumor grew in my womb the same way a baby would, the same hormones were produced and my pregnancy tests always came back positive,” Knowles explained.
“There was no way I thought it was cancer, but after I started bleeding, I had further tests when I was seven weeks pregnant.”
The tests uncovered the issue- the 27-year-old Knowles was suffering from a molar pregnancy, in which a tumor begins growing in the womb. She was devastated.
She immediately began a grueling chemotherapy regimen. “My tumor was cancerous, so I started a low-dose chemotherapy treatment, but the tumor kept growing back.”
The process was torturous for her body, but it worked. Eventually, the tumor passed.
“I lost all my hair and five months after starting treatment, I gave birth to the mass in the toilet,” explained Knowles.
“It was the same size as a baby at 17 weeks, so it was a big tumor to push out with no assistance… I was so relieved when I saw the tumor down the toilet as I knew my ordeal was finally over.”
Knowles’ story had a happy ending. She’s now a mother to two bouncing, happy children and leads a healthy life in Australia. Her nightmare, which began in 2015, is already over.
“A massive sense of relief came over me — I felt so thankful that the tumor was finally out of me,” she said.
(Source: New York Post)